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Class 1 Livestock Driver - Watten, Caithness

At WM Armstrong, we pride ourselves on our safe working environment, our excellent culture of teamwork and our strong family values.

We are currently looking for a Class 1 Livestock Driver to join our Livestock team based out of our Watten, Caithness depot.

In this role, you will deliver a professional and efficient HGV driving service, undertaking deliveries and collections of livestock on behalf of Wm Armstrong Group in the North of Scotland and England. You will comply with all relevant legislation including WTR and Drivers Hours Rules, load security, vehicle weights and dimensions and the Road Traffic Act, ensuring the safety of yourself and other road users at all times. You will also keep in regular contact with the office teams for updates on progress and managing customers’ expectations.

To be successful in this role you will be a real team player, demonstrating excellent customer service skills and good geographical knowledge. You must hold a valid UK Class 1 licence, a current DCPC card and digital tachograph card. Experience and knowledge of the livestock haulage industry is preferred, and holding a Long Distance Transport of Animals Certificate of Competence would be advantageous, but training may be available for the right candidate.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! 

In return we offer: a full-time position, 40 hours per week, working dayshift hours Monday to Friday at an hourly rate of £14.76* for hours worked between 06:00 – 18:00 and an hourly rate of £15.35* for hours worked outside of these hours. There may be a requirement to sleep in your cab overnight for which you will receive a non-taxable Night Out payment of £26.20 per night. By being part of the Wm Armstrong team, you will work within a strong culture of teamwork, with access to benefits such as life assurance, pension scheme, generous bereavement leave entitlement and a healthcare plan with EAP and counselling services. You will also have the opportunity to earn a Driver Efficiency Bonus with potential earnings of up to £1200 per annum, and get free DCPC training whilst in employment, both of these are subject to terms & conditions.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please complete the online application form at Wm Armstrong Group Careers. You can if you wish send your CV with a covering letter by email to or for postal applications, post to: HR Department, Wm Armstrong Ltd, Townfoot, Longtown, CA6 5LY

Closing Date: Friday 28th June 2024

*Rate includes nontaxable meal allowance of £1.00 payable per hour, payable when in attendance at work.

If you have not received a response from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion. We reserve the right to close posts at any time once we have received sufficient applications, we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.


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